Policy Number AD.HP40, Page 2 of 2

1.  Documentation is retained for six years of the patient’s written acknowledgment of receipt of the hospice’s Notice of Privacy Practices or of efforts made to obtain this written acknowledgment and the reason(s) why it was not obtained.

2.  All employees and business associates of Grace Healthcare Services are required to adhere to the privacy practices as detailed in the Notice of Privacy Practices, privacy policies and procedures and business associate contracts.

3.  Violations of the hospice’s privacy practices result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or contracts.

4.  The Notice of Privacy Practices is posted in a clear and prominent location at the hospice and on the hospice’s website.